Designed for the beginning tarantula owner, this comprehensive manual includes essential advice for anyone who owns or is thinking of owning this amazing creature. Spider expert Jerry G. Walls offers authoritative advice on: *Selecting a tarantula *Feeding and caring for your pet *Breeding health maintenance *The most popular and readily available species such as the Costa Rican striped-knee and common pink-toe tarantulas *And more! Very few spiders generate the same emotional reaction as the large, hairy tarantula. Despite their stereotypical portrayal in movies, these easy-to-care-for spiders make excellent low-maintenance pets. This all new addition to the renowned Herpetocultural Library puts expert advice at the fingertips of reptile and invertebrate enthusiasts.